This page highlights notable accomplishments and activities of current students –  including clinic cases, honors, awards, student events, media mentions, books published, fellowships received, and community service.  If you are a current student, we encourage you to submit story ideas and photos for inclusion on this page. If you have recently published an op-ed, were cited or quoted in the media, or published a paper, please tell us about it here. Student prizes are awarded annually.

Monday, December 20, 2021

MFIA Study Calls for Algorithmic Accountability

A new study from the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic surveys the sufficiency of current transparency laws in Connecticut to ensure public accountability when algorithms are used to perform government functions.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Looking Back at a Year of Work with Impact

Throughout the year, the Yale Law School community worked to effect positive change across disciplines and around the country.

Monday, December 13, 2021

Project’s Brief Says Consumer Protection Law Applies to Facebook

The Tech Accountability & Competition (TAC) Project filed its first amicus brief in D.C. Superior Court arguing that a consumer protection law applies to the relationship between Facebook and its users.

Monday, December 13, 2021

Five Yale Law Students Receive Skadden Public Interest Fellowships

The Skadden Fellowship Foundation awarded Nicole Cabanez ’22, Paula Garcia-Salazar ’22, Shariful Khan ’22, Jacquelyn Oesterblad ’22, and Delaram Takyar ’22 two-year fellowships to pursue the practice of public interest law full-time.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Introducing MFIA’s Student Directors for 2021-22

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic has two new student directors: Jackson Busch ’22 and Emily Wang ’22.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Clinic Sues Coast Guard Academy for Banning Cadets as Parents

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Coast Guard Academy over its policy of prohibiting cadets from being parents.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Spreading Joy

Dean Heather K. Gerken launched the Joy Fund at the beginning of the fall term as part of her efforts to build upon the joy of being back together again in person and ease weariness from the pandemic.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

MFIA Clinic Files Suit on Behalf of Georgia Election Workers

The Media Freedom and Information Access (MFIA) Clinic filed a defamation lawsuit on Dec. 2, 2021 on behalf of two women who served as election workers in Fulton County, Georgia during the 2020 election.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Students Named Fellows by the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law & Policy

A.J. Hudson LAW ’23 and Saylor Soinski ’23 were among the six Emerging Scholars Fellows announced by the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law and Policy.